Exports jump 13% to US$4.2B in first half: Customs
Santo Domingo.- Customs director Fernando Fernandez on Tuesdaysaid imports have fallen by 0.92% from January to June compared with last year,while exports increased.
"Total imports posted during the period from January toJune this year amounted to US$8.34 billion, a decrease of 0.92% over the sameperiod of 2015," the official said.
He said total exports topped US$4.2 billion, or an increaseof 13.2% over the same period in 2015. "Exports have increased by 3.97%,explained basically by gold and silver, which registered an increase of 14.13%."
Fernandez, speaking in the 1st Annual AuthorizedEconomic Operator Conference RD, said Customs is complying with this year’s revenuetarget, of RD$103.06 billion. "As of July 31, Customs has collected atotal of RD$54.5 billion, an increase of 6.8%, equal to an additional RD$3.5 billioncompared to the same period in 2015."